First to the match of the round at Concord Oval, where congratulations go to Spirit FC for officially clinching the Premiership with a 1-1 draw against Inter Lions.
Vizzari put Inter in front on 34 minutes, and that?s the way it stayed until well into the second half. But Simpson equalized for Spirit in the 70th , giving the visitors the draw they needed to clinch the title.
The solitary point puts Spirit on 51, keeping them ten points in front of Inter, who are clear second on 41 points, both teams hoping to meet up again in the competition?s grand final in a few weeks time.
But there is plenty of football to played before then, with semi final spots up for grabs for many teams.
Third placed Stanmore Hawks moved to 35 points despite being held to a 0-0 draw by Mounties FC at Arlington Oval.
The draw moves Mounties to 27 points in seventh place, hoping to continue their good form of late and pick up a couple of wins to catapult them into the final five.
Dulwich Hill?s finals aspirations hit a snag when they came unstuck at Hajduk Stadium, losing 1-2 to Hurstville ZSC.
After a scoreless first period, Dully took the lead on 55 minutes with a goal from their top scorer, Biviano, snatching his 13th goal of the season.
But Hurstville equalized with a goal by Simic on 64 minutes, and Terkes sent the home fans into a frenzy with the winner in the final minute of play.
Dully remain fourth on the ladder on 31 points, with a game in hand on most of the other teams meaning they have three matches still to play.
Fifth place on the ladder is currently occupied by Schofield Scorpions, 4-1 winners on Sunday evening at CSI Sports Ground over bottom placed Hurstville City Minotaurs.
But the Scorpions left it late indeed to make sure of the three points, scoring three times in the final five minutes.
Ante gave Schofields the lead on 32 minutes, before Giavnoulis equalized for the Minotaurs in the 68th minute.
Macrae (85th), Ucchino (88th) and Ante (90th), with his second, gave the Scorpions the heart stopping win.
Sydney Wanderers are making a late surge towards the finals with six points in a hectic week of football. Backing up after their midweek 4-1 victory over Hurstville ZSC, they accounted for Blacktown Spartans at Francis Park 2-1 to grab yet another win.
Veteran midfielder Bourke put the Wanderers ahead on 46 minutes, before Miranda made it two just four minutes before the end.
Even though Todd pulled a goal back for the Spartans in the 88th minute, the Wanderers held on for the win, which now puts them in 8th position on the ladder on 26 points.
The statistic working in their favour is games played, which stands at 18, and means they have four matches to play, two more than their rivals also chasing that elusive semi final position.
In the final match of the round, Hills Brumbies recorded their fourth win of the season with a 2-1 victory over UNSW.
Goals for the Brumbies came from Rodney Farrell (30th) and Russell Farrell (70th ), sandwiching a goal for UNSW by Harb in the 37th minute.
Two interesting pair ups next weekend that will have a string bearing on the final five, both to be played on Saturday evening at 7-30pm.
Arlington Oval?s dual tenants, Dulwich Hill and Stanmore Hawks, clash on a ground that is not conducive to good football, but nevertheless, should be very familiar to both teams.
Cook Park plays host to a match between Mounties FC and Schofields Scorpions FC, a real six pointer for the Mounties as they try to dislodge their visitors with a home victory.
-By Frank Speranza